Marketing Theory

Small Business Marketing Tip: Add Animals to Add Interest

Small Business Marketing Tip: Add Animals to Add Interest

Pictures of Animals in Advertising Increase Customer Engagement It comes as no surprise that most people love and enjoy animals. Incorporating the natural love of animals into your marketing campaigns can be a short-cut to evoking desirable emotions and behaviors…

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When Automated Customer Service Hurts the Bottom Line

When Automated Customer Service Hurts the Bottom Line

An Amazon Example for Small Business This morning, I received an email from Amazon’s automated customer support telling me that a product I ordered couldn’t be delivered, and I’d receive a refund. Also, “This email was sent from an email…

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Only 28% of Marketers Use Pinterest. Is This Social Platform a Hidden Gem?

Only 28% of Marketers Use Pinterest. Is This Social Platform a Hidden Gem?

If Your Small Business Sells to Women, Parents, Millennials or International Citizens, Pinterest May Be a Marketing Win Pinterest doesn’t get a lot of attention from marketing experts these days. This low-competition environment could be a solid small business marketing…

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FOMO Follow-Up: It Was an Email Marketing Ploy

FOMO Follow-Up: It Was an Email Marketing Ploy

Before Christmas, a marketing email from Scentmatchers caught my eye. I posted about it in “Going Out of Business Sale: Email Marketing Edition.” In an attempt to inspire FOMO (fear of missing out) in customers, the email includes lines like, “Keep…

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Going Out of Business Sale: Email Marketing Edition

Going Out of Business Sale: Email Marketing Edition

Will Fear of Missing Out Spur Sales for Fragrance Company? I received a curious marketing email from Scent Matchers, a company that re-creates discontinued fragrances. Last year, I purchased a replication of my dad’s favorite aftershave from years past. Here…

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Why Paid Search is a Good Marketing Investment Right Now

Why Paid Search is a Good Marketing Investment Right Now

Salesforce Research Reveals Social Advertising has High Competition, While Google Pay-Per-Click Lags in Popularity “Buy low and sell high” is the age-old investment advice. The same can sometimes be said for marketing investments. When your competitors are spending much of…

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2 Medical Marketing Slogans that Miss the Mark

2 Medical Marketing Slogans that Miss the Mark

An organization’s brand is often summarized into a tagline, a rallying cry for what the organization promises to deliver to its customers. Marketing slogans should inspire and motivate customers. In these two instances of medical marketing slogans, the organizations haven’t…

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When to Use a Facebook 'Page Likes' Ad Campaign (And When to Stop It)

When to Use a Facebook ‘Page Likes’ Ad Campaign (And When to Stop It)

Starting a New Page is the Best Reason to Deploy a Facebook ‘Page Likes’ Campaign A Facebook Page with less than 100 followers won’t command the respect (or attention) of Facebook users. To achieve a certain reputation with users, your…

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